Community Calendar: Jan. 10, 2019

– Meeker Public Library is hosting a Friday craft class for middle school through high school teens. Each Friday in January will feature a jewelry making class beginning at 1 p.m. Space is limited to 10 participants. Call or come in to sign up now. 970-878-5911
– TOPS Open House Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a national non-profit weight loss group, is having an open house event Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. in meeting room one at the Rangely Community Medical Health and Wellness Center. Let us help you with your weight loss goals.
– ERBM Membership Blitz Jan. 2-Jan. 15. Stop by or call the Meeker Recreation Center to purchase your annual membership at 50 percent off normal rates! Ends Jan. 15 at 8:30 p.m., no exceptions. ERBM Recreation & Park District 970-878- 3403
– Projects in Grocery Sacks Jan. 11, 1 to 4 p.m. in the MRC MP Room. Adults 19 and older are invited to bring their yarn projects for an afternoon of crocheting, conversation and refreshments. ERBM Recreation & District 970-878- 3403.
– Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge Jan. 11, 9 a.m. at MHS Gym. Youth ages 6-13 are invited to participate in this free challenge to show off their dribbling, passing and shooting skills. Forms available at ERBM Recreation & Park District 970-878- 3403.
– Cardboard Derby Jan. 12, 9:30 a.m. at Paintbrush Park. get your boxes gathered and engineered into the perfect cardboard sled and participate in the annual cardboard derby! A free breakfast will be served. ERBM Recreation & Park District 970-878-3403.
– Youth Open Gym Basketball begins Jan. 18 at the MES gym. K-12th grade boys and girls are invited to the free youth/teen open gym program. K-eighth graders will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. and ninth- 12th graders will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for unorganized basketball time. ERBM Recreation & Park District 970-878-3403.
– Cribbage Tournament Jan. 27, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Meeker VFW. Bring your own board and 20 for entry. Percentage of tourney proceeds will go to the top three winners and the remainder will be donated to the VFW. ERBM Recreation & Park District 970-878- 3403.
– Mending Hearts grief support group offered free of charge by HopeWest. Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW building, 298 4th Street, Meeker. Each group begins with grief education and is followed by a small group discussion. Topics include: understanding grief and loss, coping skills, dealing with emotions of grief, adjusting to new roles. For more information contact Solveig Olson at 878-9383.
– Storytime at the Rangely Regional Library Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
– Meeker Lions Club meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at 290 Fourth St. New members are always welcome. It’s a great way to give back to the community and spend time with a fun group of people.
– Tiny Open Gym Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the admin gym. Bring your 1 to 4 year olds to this free open gym to burn off some energy. Runs through Feb. 26 (no session Jan. 1.) A gym supervisor will be present, but will not lead organized activities. Max three children per parent/caregiver. ERBM Recreation & Park District 970-878- 3403.
– Rangely Community Resource Pantry open Mondays from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
– The Rangely Moms Group meets the first Thursday of each month from 9-11 a.m. at First Baptist Church (207 S. Sunset Ave.) to help connect moms in our community. Any moms who have newborn through elementary aged children are welcome to join us for food, fellowship and fun. Childcare is provided. The first meeting is free. Subsequent meetings are 5. Scholarships are available if needed.
– Gentleman’s Group meeting every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Meeker Recreation Center lounge. Adults 50+, stop by for refreshments and conversation. No session Jan. 1. ERBM Recreation & Park District 970-878-3403.
– Celebrate Recovery meetings every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Meeker Assembly, Fourth and Market Street. Meeker Council of Churches.
– The Meeker Library Book Club meets at 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month (excluding holidays). All interested readers are welcome to join in the fun. Stop by the Meeker Library for details.
– Children’s Story Hour Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Meeker Public Library.
– Game Day for adults 50-plus on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. in the Meeker Recreation Center lounge. Stop by for refreshment, conversation and a game of cards.
– Real-Tea Roundtable. Join real estate expert Suzan Pelloni for helpful hints on buying and selling property. The first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at Wendll’s.
– Adult Open Gym Volleyball (18+): Tuesdays at MES gym. 7:30-9 p.m. through Feb. 26 (except Jan 1.) ERBM Recreation and Park District. Call 878-3403 for details.
– Adult Open Gym Basketball (18+): Wednesdays at MES gym. 7:30-9 p.m. through Feb. 27. ERBM Recreation and Park District. Call 878-3403 for details.
– Quilting Group. Tuesdays from 1-9 p.m. at the Meeker Public Library. All are welcome. Come during hours that fit your schedule. Bring your sewing machine and project. Making quilts for the Walbridge Wing and hospice care.
– Free Community Dinner every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at St. James—Richards’ Hall, Fourth and Park.
– Tootsie Care Day has joined with Pioneers Hospital Home Health Foot Clinic. To help reduce confusion, Vicki will be at MVCC on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, to trim toenails of anyone who has trouble with the task. Please call PMC Home Health 970-878-9265 to schedule an appointment. Thank you.

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